The Federal Government will be in charge of setting the new date for the National Census, according to the National Population Commission (NPC).
Prior to the country’s Population and Housing Census in 2023, NPC stated that its main concern is making sure that all resources used are secured.
This was stated by Mr. Darlington Okereke, the Federal Commissioner for the NPC in Ebonyi, on Friday in Abakaliki at a one-day breakfast meeting for media executives.
The protection, according to Okereke, was required to prevent having to restart planning when a new date was set.
In addition, he said, “we came together to inform you of the next steps forward in light of the postponement of the conduct by the former President.”
The Commissioner stated that all necessary preparations had been made for the census, including the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD), pre-testing, and conducting a practice census, among other things.
“We have recruited and trained census field workers, purchased and set up Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), established ICT infrastructures and logistical support, and engaged in advocacy and publicity efforts.
“Sustaining and reinforcing the importance of these initiatives to the effective conduct of the 2023 census is the most crucial task before the commission.
This will prevent the country from having to restart its preparations, saving money.
Okereke said, “The Commission has built a strong framework for future censuses.